STL Promotes Fleet of Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Sustainability Efforts
Posted on April 19, 2018 in Media Releases
The City of St. Louis & St.
Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) will be participating once again at the
St. Louis Earth Day Festival
in Forest Park this weekend, April 21-22. The Airport will have three vehicles
on display as well as a booth to highlight the extensive usage of alternative
fuel, energy efficiency, biodiversity, and recycling efforts at STL. STL is
also offering free shuttle rides for visitors to and from Forest Park Community
College to the festival grounds.
More than 79 percent of STL’s entire fleet of vehicles and equipment are powered
by alternative fuels such as biodiesel or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). STL’s
green fleet includes 23 electric vehicles, 80 Compressed Natural Gas CNG
powered vehicles, and more than 200 biodiesel powered vehicles. St. Louis Earth
Day visitors will have the opportunity to get an up close look at multiple
vehicles, including a 2017 Nissan Leaf which is fully electric, a 2015
Chevrolet Impala that runs on CNG, and a 2017 Chevrolet that runs on biodiesel,
all of which have been outfitted with specialty electronics required for their
Airport usage. Part of that fleet includes the Airport shuttle buses being used
for the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, which are fueled by CNG.
In addition to alternative fuel vehicles, STL’s recent sustainability
efforts include replacing thousands of florescent 40-watt light bulbs with LED
14-watt light bulbs through a partnership with Ameren.
LED lighting has modernized the Airport’s appearance, creating a bright,
welcoming environment for passengers while simultaneously decreasing energy
usage. This simple change has reduced the number of kilowatt hours of electric
power consumption at the Airport by over 700,000 hours per year, directly
contributing to a decrease in overall utility expenses by 11.8 percent during
fiscal year 2017.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport is committed to operating in a
manner that serves its passengers, employees, tenants, contractors, and
surrounding community. A primary component of this commitment is the Airport’s
desire to achieve successful environmental performance which is communicated
through the Airport's environmental policy. The Airport has also adopted
a sustainability policy to ensure the integrity of its economic viability,
operational efficiency, natural resource conservation and social
responsibility. Both policy statements are available at http://www.flystl.com/about-us/environmental.